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Community & Economic Development Internship

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Urban Affairs Coalition

  • 10 people are interested

Internship with the Community and Economic Development (CED) Department of the Urban Affairs Coalition (UAC). This department builds bridges between low- and moderate-income people and mainstream financial institutions for purposes of community development and individual economic empowerment. Programs include: financial education, foreclosure prevention, employer-assisted housing, promotion of cooperatives and special loan programs for home improvement and small business development.
GOALS: Assist the unit with special projects in financial education, community reinvestment, foreclosure education, employer-assisted housing and neighborhood economic development.

GOALS: Assist the unit with special projects in financial education, community reinvestment, foreclosure education, employer-assisted housing and neighborhood economic development.

RESPONSIBILITIES and TASKS: These will include, but not be limited to:

  • following reports and research on Community Reinvestment Act
  • managing city-wide Employer-Assisted Housing program
  • assistance with coordinating financial education workshops
  • research on social health and trauma-informed financial education models
  • developing reports on mortgage disparity in Philadelphia
  • create marketing and outreach materials
  • conduct presentations and programs in community-based organizations
  • create program to expand foreclosure education
  • develop and retain new community partnerships.

SKILLS REQUIRED: Intern must have people, communication, organizational and analytical skills. Knowledge about economic development and/or personal financial management, including household budgeting, use of checking accounts, savings strategies and credit management, would be helpful although not required. These skills and knowledge may be further developed on the job. Intern must be able to work with Microsoft Office Suite software

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About Urban Affairs Coalition



Mission Statement

The Urban Affairs Coalition's mission is to unite government, business, neighborhoods, and individual initiatives to improve the quality of life in the region, build wealth in urban communities, and solve emerging issues.


We are a Coalition of 65+ partner organizations, large and small, working on diverse issues that immediately affect communities. We strengthen nonprofit organizations through fiscal sponsorship, capacity building, and program evaluation; improve life chances for youth and young adults; and provide economic opportunity to low-income households, working families, and disadvantaged businesses.

The Coalition shapes public policy and delivers programs that respond to urgent community needs. The problems we face are far too complex for one entity to solve on its own. Our deep community roots and strong linkages to public and private groups allow us to bring together a diverse set of resources around specific issues to drive change from the ground up. The Power of Coalition means that, together, we can accomplish what no one organization can do alone.

Our priorities are:

  • Strengthening nonprofits
  • Building wealth in urban communities
  • Developing youth and young adults
  • Creating strategic partnerships
Education & Literacy
Homeless & Housing


We'll work with your schedule.


This is a Virtual Opportunity, with no fixed address.


  • Financial Literacy
  • Research
  • Social Media / Blogging
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Community Outreach
  • Microsoft Office Suite




  • Must be at least 18
  • 15-30 hours per week / flexible
  • access to a computer/laptop

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